(Re)Imagining Citizenship: Second-Generation Youths' Practices of Resistance
Using a critical citizenship lens, youths' practices and strategies of resistance will be highlighted. Engaging with theories of reactive transnationalism (Itzigsohn & Giorguli-Saucedo, 2002), flexible citizenship (Ong, 1999), cosmopolitanism (Appiah, 2010), and nomadic subjects (Braidotti, 1994) (among others), I will demonstrate how second-generation Black and Muslim youth respond to this “precarious” or “contested” citizenship with creative and conforming approaches. These youths’ practices of resistance may serve to expand notions and definitions of citizenship in complex and innovative ways. I will share findings from my participatory theatre project and interviews.
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